Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Maybe that baby's just gotta dance"

This morning Brad and I got to hear baby's heartbeat again :) - and the sound of him/her moving around in this belly of mine, which the PA accurately characterized as "that scratching record sound." Baby was really on the move, and the PA said, "You've got an active peanut!" which is so cute I can hardly stand it. 

Yesterday I was having major stomach hurting going on - stretching? bloating? stretching + bloating? - and it was hurting my back, too, so I was not a happy camper. Shannon's response is likewise adorable: "Maybe that baby's just gotta dance and your womb needs to be more accommodating." Love it! 

Whatever the case, baby's movin' and groovin' in there, but I haven't felt anything just yet. At our appt. today, the PA guessed I'll feel something by about 20 weeks. It's generally later for first-timers than for women in their second or subsequent pregnancy, but she said since I'm slender I probably won't have to wait too much longer. Monday was 17 weeks, so . . . :O 

At any rate, our ultrasound for the anatomy check is scheduled for Dec. 22 - I'll be 19.5 weeks at that point - and we've decided to find out the baby's sex! As it gets closer, I'm getting antsy, but with my luck, baby will wiggle into an unhelpful position and we won't be able to see! 

As for the baby bump, nothing yet, but I have gained 6.5 lbs, so things are on track. This weekend, Brad and I went to the surprise party Amanda threw for her hubby's 30th birthday and she had the the cutest bump - I was a little jealous. She's 3 weeks behind me but since this is her second baby, she's naturally showing earlier. But it's okay, we'll get there eventually . . . and then I'll probably be complaining about how bad my back hurts, hehe. 


  1. I felt Gemma at 16 weeks. Which IS nuts because she is my first. I swear, though. She was like a little goldfish flipping around. But that painful round ligament crap is no fun. How exciting to hear the heartbeat. As for the unhelpful position, Gemma did that! She would not uncross her legs until the bitter end. Bill said that fact resulted in his first "proud dad" moment. Have fun at the gender/anatomy scan!

  2. Our little angle did the same. It’s an exciting time, indeed. Have the two of you thought about names yet?

    When we found out the gender of ours, we told everyone. The next obvious question then, was:

    “Well, what’s his name?”

    “We’re not telling until AFTER the birth,” we said.

    This drove the relatives nuts!!

  3. We've had names picked out for a looooong time (long before I ever got pregnant!), and while a few people know them, in general we're going to keep that hush till the baby's born.

    For me, it's just a good way to avoid being irritated with people or second-guessing a name I love. Like, I don't want to deal with the faces people make when they don't like your choice or with people who say things like, "Ohhhhh, I knew a so-and-so" - no thanks! All that matters is that Brad and I like the names we've chosen!

  4. And you're correct to do it this way! Good on you....

  5. So exciting! My SIL is pregnant with her first and due around the same time as you. Funny that we just had a conversation last week about how she's hoping to feel the baby soon too :)